Ethan DeWitt

Ethan DeWitt

Ethan DeWitt is the New Hampshire Bulletin’s education reporter. Previously, he worked as the New Hampshire State House reporter for the Concord Monitor, covering the state, the Legislature, and the New Hampshire presidential primary. A Westmoreland native, Ethan started his career as the politics and health care reporter at the Keene Sentinel.

Q&A: Dante Scala on New Hampshire’s ‘triple MAGA’ primary night

By: - September 14, 2022

Early Wednesday morning, the last of the Republican congressional primaries was called, with Bob Burns beating George Hansel to be the Republican nominee facing Rep. Annie Kuster in the 2nd Congressional District. Burns joins Karoline Leavitt, who beat out Matt Mowers to take on Rep. Chris Pappas in the 1st District, and Don Bolduc, who […]

Oral arguments in New Hampshire’s ‘divisive concepts’ lawsuit set for Wednesday

By: - September 13, 2022

A lawsuit against the state’s “divisive concepts law” will come before oral argument in federal court Wednesday, allowing lawyers for teachers unions and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire to square off against the Department of Justice. The court hearing, set for 1 p.m. at the U.S. District Court in Concord, will allow […]

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Department of Justice issues new guidance on state firearms law, seeking to clear the record

By: - September 12, 2022

A new state law curbing some enforcement of firearms law has drawn intense interest. This month, the Department of Justice is seeking to assuage concerns.  School officials can still report potential shooters on campus, Attorney General John Formella wrote this month. State Police officers can still confiscate weapons from alleged domestic abusers. A new federal […]

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As Sununu endorses Morse for U.S. Senate, analysts ask: Will it matter?

By: and - September 9, 2022

This story was updated on Sept. 9 at 7:26 a.m. to add a response from Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc’s political director, Jimmy Thompson and on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. to correct Steve Duprey’s length of time as chair of the state Republican party.  Gov. Chris Sununu endorsed Senate President Chuck Morse for U.S. Senate […]

House Speaker Packard rebuffs calls for majority leader to resign over use of racial slur

By: - September 2, 2022

Republican House Speaker Sherman Packard said he would not be asking House Majority Leader Jason Osborne to resign after a 2011 post resurfaced showing Osborne using a racial slur, arguing that Osborne had sufficiently apologized and should not be punished for the past. In a statement Thursday, first given to WMUR, Packard said: “I know […]

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As a new school year begins, teacher hiring remains a challenge

By: - September 2, 2022

As summer ends, Moultonborough is entering into what Superintendent Patrick Andrew calls a personal first. The district is starting the school year without a full roster of teachers in its classrooms. After months of efforts to attract candidates, the district is still short a chemistry teacher and a physics teacher. Until further notice the district […]

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne, R-Auburn, addresses the House on May 5, 2022.

NH House majority leader used racial slur on online forum, resurfaced post shows

By: - September 1, 2022

New Hampshire House Majority Leader Jason Osborne repeatedly used a racial epithet for Black people on a libertarian web forum in 2011, a recently surfaced post reveals.  In the post, written on a now-disbanded forum for the libertarian radio show “Free Talk Live” and confirmed by the Bulletin, Osborne, an Auburn Republican, appeared to use […]

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How to apply for school lunch assistance in New Hampshire

By: - August 29, 2022

This story was updated on Aug. 30 at 10:46 a.m. to indicate that the universal school meals program is no longer operating, but that eligible families have a 30-day rollover period as classes start to continue receiving meal assistance as they submit an application.  School is starting this week for many New Hampshire families, and […]

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New Hampshire to upgrade police arrest reporting website

By: - August 26, 2022

New Hampshire residents will soon have an easier way to view arrest data, after the Department of Safety entered into a contract to improve its crime statistics website. Approved by the Executive Council Aug. 17, the contract gives $296,700 to Beyond 20/20, the data company that designed the current website. The money will be spent […]

Career and technical education programs in high demand throughout the state

By: - August 23, 2022

Four decades ago, Wilbur Palmer had a vision for a different type of education in Hudson. The school should offer vocational courses in agriculture, Palmer decided. After dismantling and rebuilding a pair of greenhouses on campus, the school’s career technical institute was born, and Palmer became its first director. Today, the Wilbur H. Palmer Career […]

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Executive Council votes to allow live broadcasts

By: - August 19, 2022

New Hampshire residents interested in hearing Executive Council meetings may now do so remotely, after the council voted Wednesday to provide live audio broadcasts “when feasible.”  In an amendment to the council’s Manual of Procedures, councilors voted to allow the live audio “by telephone, the internet or other means which allows the public to listen […]

How to vote by absentee ballot in New Hampshire in 2022

By: - August 19, 2022

New Hampshire’s state primaries are Tuesday, Sept. 13 – less than a month away. But for some residents, voting is possible now. The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Office distributed its absentee ballots to towns and cities this week. Voters who are eligible may now apply for, receive, and cast their primary ballots. After an […]